(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) joined other legislators and labor leaders at a news conference to show their support for legislation designed to ease California’s affordable housing crisis. “Housing costs across the state have increased exponentially and absent corrective action there is no end in sight,” said Assemblymember Bloom. “Given our state’s severe housing crisis, it is critical that we give local governments every tool to address affordable housing needs. My bill (Assembly Bill 1505) returns one of our most important and effective tools.” Under AB 1505, inclusionary housing remains a local decision, with input from local stakeholders, to determine what mix of policies, if any, make sense for their community. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.